The Barnstead Historical Society will be
meeting at Barnstead Town Hall on October 27th.
There will be a Pot Luck Supper at 6 pm and
the meeting will follow at 7 pm with a Business meeting and Election of
If you are interested in the history of
Barnstead, this is the place to come—we welcome everyone. Let’s keep the
history in Barnstead alive!
For information call Jeannie at 269-5441.
Halloween Comes to
Trick or Treat Night
In need of a sweet treat? Come join the National Honor Society at
Prospect Mountain High School on October 27th from 6-7:30pm to collect
some delicious Halloween candy. All Alton and Barnstead kids are
welcome to come dressed up in their Halloween costume to trick or treat
from our different classrooms! There will be a variety of PMHS clubs
that will be selling goodies, playing games, and face painting.
Along with all this fun, there will be a pumpkin carving contest; the
winners receive a special Halloween prize! The judging will take place
at 7:00 pm, so bring your pumpkin anytime before then. The pumpkins will
be judged on creativity and there will be a winner for K-4 and 5-8. The
pumpkins will be displayed on tables outside the building so feel free
to illuminate your pumpkin with a candle. We hope to see you there for a
Halloween filled night of fun!
Haunted Halls are
Join Prospect’s National Honor Society and Tri-M on October 28th from 6
pm - 9 pm. See the normal high school halls and classrooms
transformed into a frightening version of American Horror Story.
Admission is $3 per person. Please be advised, there will be
strobe lights and clowns. We hope to see you and scare you!
Friends of the Oscar Foss Memorial Library
will be collecting clean, gently-used books starting on November 1, 2016
for their Annual Fall BOOK SALE
Friday Nov. 11
1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday Nov. 12
9 am – 2 pm
Sale is by Donation Only
Oscar Foss Memorial
111 S. Barnstead Rd.
Center Barnstead, NH
Memorial Library News
American Girl Tea Party &
Join us at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library on
November 5th at 10:00am for an American Girl Tea Party and Dolly Spa!
Dress up and bring along your favorite doll for a morning of pampering.
You can have your hair and nails done (and your doll’s hair!), make a
necklace, and dress up in a tutu and crown. Participants can also have a
picture taken on our “stage” with your doll to take home with you! All
refreshments will be provided by the library. We will also be raffling
off a ballerina doll, with proceeds to go towards children’s programming
at the library. Raffle tickets are available to be purchased at the
library and the winner will be drawn on 11/15. Tickets are $.50 each or
3 for $1. Registration is required and space is limited. You can sign up
on our website, or contact the library at 269-3900.
Please call the library (269-3900) or visit
our website (oscarfoss.org)
for more information about these or any of our other programs or events.
There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library!
Library hours are Mondays from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m., Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.
and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Center Barnstead Christian Church will be hosting a Ladies’ Tea on
Saturday, October 29th at 10:30am. There will be plenty of good
desserts, and of course tea. We will be having a guest speaker,
Susan Stevens, and even a fun fashion show. Ladies (and girls) of
all ages are invited to attend this fun event. The tea will take
place at Center Barnstead Christian Church located at 116 S. Barnstead
Rd, Center Barnstead. Any questions, please call the church at
On Sunday, October 16th the Locke Lakers had their 3rd Annual Soup,Stew,
& Chowda Contest. There was a tie for the First Prize winners.
Ann Shea won with her Shrimp & Corn Chowda, and Jon Martin won with his
French Onion Soup. Other delicious soups were brought by Arlene Gilmore,
Seafood Chowda; and Diane Norton with Bean & Sausage Soup.
Adding to the buffet were appetizers brought by Mary Strong, and Bill
and Claire Moody finished our meal by bringing yummy desserts.
After our meal the group played Pokeno and enjoy a terrific Sunday
afternoon, laughing and socializing.
Cupboard Full In Barnstead
Most kids are usually hungry. And as parents we do what we can to
keep good choices in our cupboards. However there are times when
we are short on money to provide the way we would want for our children.
We are fortunate to have a community here in Barnstead that helps each
other. That’s good and yet it is hard to ask for assistance.
Did you know help is available that is anonymous and which protects your
If your kids are at school, pick up a form for the National School Lunch
Program. They are in the public file folders at the entrance to
the school. If you think you are eligible, mail it in. The
food service director is the only person who will review your
application. Your child will have the identical process for
getting lunch as other children, regardless of the payment source.
Our school (BES & PMHS) guidance counselors can also help your children
get weekend food through the new “End 68 Hours of Hunger” program.
Please speak with one of them. They will also protect your privacy
and arrange for weekend food. (BES Meredith Jacques 269-5161 x217
and Sara Newell 269-5161 x311 and PMHS Laurie Maheu 875—3800 x3160) The
Electronic Benefit Transfer program or EBT card (food stamps) is simple
to request and determine eligibility online - again very private.
Shopping with this card is transparent to all except the cashier.
There are computers at the Barnstead library that parents can use to
apply for the card (and the librarians are happy to assist with the
process.) Barnstead’s Food Panty is a great resource and is located
within the Barnstead Thrift Shop where everyone shops. The food
pantry gives a generous amount of food for a 2 week period and there are
helpers to carry the boxes out to your car, so you don’t have to be
obvious about the food. Our Overseer of Public Welfare, Elaine
Swinford (235-1895) is also available to help with other kinds of
There are periodic breakfasts and dinners being offered by churches in
town. For those who would like to donate food, you may donate for
the food pantry at the thrift shop next to Bosco Bell. If you’d
like to donate to the End 68 Hours of Hunger program, there is a
collection box at the entrance of Dollar General and also one inside the